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Aptamer Capture and Optical Interferometric Detection of Cyanobacterial Toxins

Cyanobacterial toxins have been identified as a health risk in   source and finished waters passing through drinking water utilities   in the United States. In this project, a rapid, sensitive and field   usable sensor based on an aptamer modified planar waveguide   interferometric sensor will be developed to detect, identify and   quantify types of cyanotoxins including the high priority   neurotoxins anatoxin-a, cylindrospermopsin and microcystin-LR in   source water.    The success of this program will lead to a development of a   sensitive, rapid and field-deployable device which can be used to   identify and quantify various Cyanobacterial toxins in water. This   tool will provide state and local water utilities with an in-line   and real-time measure of these potential health threats by reducing   the risk of human and animal exposure to these toxins.    (drinking water); (restrictions on drinking water); (cyanobacteria);   (cyanobacterial toxin); (toxins); (toxin); (microcystin);   (microcystin-LR)

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Daniel P. CampbellPrincipal Investigator
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Andrew EllingtonResearcher
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Jie XuResearcher
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Funding 21 projects for a total of $7,345,444.00
Scope of Study
Laboratory Investigation

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